Monthly Archives: April 2013

More Bad Economic News = More Gains in the Market

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] The bulls simply don’t know how or when not quit as stocks ended Tuesday’s session on a modestly higher note in the face of another day of mushy global economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average … Continue reading

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Markets Hit New Record Though It Was A One-Sided Affair

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Stocks climbed throughout the session today to kick off the week with solid gains despite mixed economic data. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 11 points to 1,594 surpassed its previous record close set earlier … Continue reading

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ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 4/26/2013

Below are the latest ETF Cutline reports, which show how far above or below their respective long-term trend lines (39 week SMA) my currently tracked ETFs/MFs are positioned. The first report covers the ETF Master List from Thursday’s StatSheet and … Continue reading

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Last Week In Review: ETF News And Blog Posts To 4/28/2013

In case you missed it, here’s a summary of the ETF topics and market reviews I posted to my blog during the week ending on 4/28/2013. The prior week’s damage was almost made up during the past five trading days … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Why Has The US Economic Recovery Been So Choppy?

The latest inflation number has been quite low at an annual pace of 1.2 percent, but it’s a lagging indicator and will probably keep the Fed on hold for longer, meaning bond proxies and income orientation that has worked well … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: ishares Defined Maturity Corporate Bond ETFs

iShares, the world’s largest manager of exchanged traded funds and a business arm of New York-based BlackRock Inc, recently launched four iShareBonds Corporate ex-Financials Term ETFs. The new products are designed to offer you bond-like features such as a range … Continue reading

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